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Barry Forshaw
Classical CD Choice, November 2015

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 5 (Chailly) (NTSC) ACC-20284
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 9 (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10299

Riccardo Chailly’s Mahler has long been one of the great glories of modern recording, channelling the drama and insight of the great conductors of the past but enshrining his performances in recordings that make his predecessor’s discs sound positively antediluvian in terms of recorded sound. …Of the two symphonies, Chailly manages an impeccable balance of sensitivity and dynamism in the Fifth, while the adagietto is limpidly beautiful, even allowing the listener to forget just how hackneyed this piece has become. © 2015 Classical CD Choice Read complete review




Rob Cowan
Gramophone, February 2015

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 9 (Chailly) (NTSC) ACC-20299
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 9 (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10299

A moving, powerful Mahler Ninth from one of today’s leading conductor/ensemble relationships. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Mel Martin
Audiophile Audition, December 2014

I’m always torn when there is a video performance of one of the great symphonies. Sometimes I like to just listen, finding the video of the orchestra and conductor a distraction.

Not so in this latest Blu-ray with Riccardo Chailly and the breathtakingly good Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Chailly has had some spectacularly good discs in this series, and this new version of Mahler’s last complete symphony doesn’t disappoint. I’ve heard the Chailly Mahler 5th and 2nd, and both are exemplary performances.

Highly recommended for both the video and the sparkling recording. © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review



José Luis Bermúdez
Classical Net, December 2014

[Chailly’s performance]…is truly exceptional and one of the finest issues so far in 2014, with fine cinematography and excellent sound quality. © 2014 Classical Net Read complete review



Robert Cummings
Classical Net, November 2014

This performance is committed, desperate, obsessed, powerful, and totally mesmerizing. This Ninth may be the finest performance in what is already one of the most distinguished cycles of Mahler symphonies ever recorded.

…this is an utterly riveting Mahler Ninth, conveying all the work’s ghostliness and desperation in accurate and spirited playing by one of the world’s finest orchestras. The camera work, picture clarity and sound reproduction are first rate.

Highly recommended. © 2014 Classical Net Read complete review





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